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by Inquirer
04 Feb 2018, 12:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 243511

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I don't get personal, I get to the point, as evidenced by what I'd do with them. Too bad you decide not to discuss my idea, because I thought at least someone like you could step beyond the nostalic whining about our links with Africa our the expected union anger because overhead would be slashed. A...
by Inquirer
04 Feb 2018, 12:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 243511

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Pitching SN vs LEVEL and Vueling is wrong as they are both LCC’s which SN with its hybrid model is not They are not now, I agree, but it seems to be the plan of Lufthansa to make them just that, remember? A strong long haul network with a short haul feeder is what rhey should have gone for. More re...
by Inquirer
04 Feb 2018, 10:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 243511

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

You’re changing opinions way to many times. Am I? I think I've been quite consistant, NOT basing my opinion on the airline itself, but rather on the project, contrary to you btw, who has a well documented aversion to anything Brussels Airlines related. The more headwind you could have them face, th...
by Inquirer
03 Feb 2018, 14:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 243511

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

As said many times before, LH saved SN from bankruptcy. Without LH there would be no SN today. (...) It is LH which saved SN, not Gustin. I think it's fair to say it has been Lufthansa's money and a lot of hard work from Gustin and his team, yet as so often both are eager to take full and sole cred...
by Inquirer
03 Feb 2018, 09:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 24421

Re: Lufthansa in 2018

Another colour would probably have added costs and not a cent in extra revenue. There is at least one other colour. The blue is not uniform, but a mixture of different shades (50 shades of blue?). Thus the cost argument is not valid. Why would the cost argument not be valid? Regardless how many col...
by Inquirer
02 Feb 2018, 13:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 243511

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

So why don't Carsten want the hybrid model of SN? One simple answer, it wasn't his idea, it wasn't part of his pet project... It's basically his way or the high way it seems. I think the issue is not so much the strategy, but who can execute it and claim credit for it in future. As has been mention...
by Inquirer
02 Feb 2018, 11:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 24421

Re: Lufthansa in 2018

Actually, No, I dont think it looks ‘80s. I thought it was rather timeless. It certainly looked the same for a long time, so in that sense, yes, it was 'timeless', but let's think it over: a corporate logo put up against a bright encircled background: isn't that pretty much thé design trend of the ...
by Inquirer
02 Feb 2018, 09:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 24421

Re: Lufthansa in 2018

bland and dull ... shame the yellow is going Not very controversial indeed, but then isn't that exactly the profile of Lufthansa? One can't really say one loves this update, but one can not hate it either, because it's so minimalistic: all while, with their name on the fuselage and the legendary si...
by Inquirer
31 Jan 2018, 17:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 300331

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

A quote from the article in the homepage: Shareholders . The capital of the company is changing. Air Belgium will issue a special news release later to explain how. The majority of the shares are in Belgian hands. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-belgium/chosen-brussels-south-charleroi-airpor...
by Inquirer
23 Jan 2018, 09:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1572
Views: 485143

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

The core of the problem is that the arrival 'hall' (lets just call it arrival floor, as there is no hall at all), is having a rediculously low ceiling because somebody decided to build departure level right on top of it (which btw also has the same problem of a too low ceiling at check in): it might...
by Inquirer
17 Jan 2018, 17:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 33000

Re: Eurowings in 2018

I agree with the above: a brand is nothing but a name really. I'm sure many management teams around Europe would strongly disagree with that statement. British Airways for example has "brand protection" written in their genes. You really can't compare a simple 'consumer good' brand name like Brusse...
by Inquirer
17 Jan 2018, 10:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3916
Views: 1348557

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

I would think it's a win-win, no? Brussels Airlines gets a fully finished business project handed to them on a silver platter for which they bear no commercial risk and are likely to make a (small) profit from, directly thanks to the fixed revenues and known costs, but certainly indirectly by wideni...
by Inquirer
17 Jan 2018, 10:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 33000

Re: Eurowings in 2018

I agree with the above: a brand is nothing but a name really. What matters is not the name of the child, but that it's healthy so it can grow up and lead a successful life. Brussels Airlines as it is today is quite a healthy and fast growing company, offering several thousands of very high value job...
by Inquirer
16 Jan 2018, 17:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1572
Views: 485143

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

Airport door mockup on the left What could be the use of this mockup? it seems way too low to actually test if equipment is A380 suitable, to me? It is meant to be brought up by a forklift. Same was done at the A Pier. Training on docking an A388 is very important and difficult. Reaching door M1 is...
by Inquirer
16 Jan 2018, 14:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1572
Views: 485143

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

Frederic_K wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 04:27
Airport door mockup on the left
What could be the use of this mockup?
it seems way too low to actually test if equipment is A380 suitable, to me?
by Inquirer
09 Jan 2018, 08:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 243511

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Brussels Airlines intends to hire some 750 people in the course of 2018, of which 400 for their new operations in Dusseldorf, the rest for Brussels: currently some 3,500 people are on their payroll, so clearly they aim for a massive expansion of their workforce (and logically also the anticipated pr...
by Inquirer
05 Jan 2018, 17:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 32037

Re: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018

Ryanair hasn't paid the indemnity as obliged in EU-Rule 261/2004: http://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180103_03278027 I am surprised. I thought that MOL had promised to follow the EU rules after an injunction of the UK and Irish CAA. And he also recommended not to claim through specialised shops aski...
by Inquirer
26 Dec 2017, 17:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Fly Baghdad plan Europe services
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: Fly Baghdad plan Europe services

I suppose you haven't been to Sweden in a while? The days are long gone when people in this Scandinavian country were all blond and blue-eyed. Nowadays close to 30% (!) of people in this country have an immigration background, with Iraqi the third most common foreign nationality even (on a par with...
by Inquirer
26 Dec 2017, 11:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Fly Baghdad plan Europe services
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: Fly Baghdad plan Europe services

I suppose you haven't been to Sweden in a while? The days are long gone when people in this Scandinavian country were all blond and blue-eyed. Nowadays close to 30% (!) of people in this country have an immigration background, with Iraqi the third most common foreign nationality even (on a par with ...
by Inquirer
14 Dec 2017, 21:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2017
Replies: 307
Views: 60907

Re: Ryanair in 2017

Concerning the fact that hand luggage is sometimes taken off you, and not handed back at the plane by some airlines, what I find the most annoying about their procedure is not the fact you (may) have to wait a few minutes at the belt, but the fact that hand luggage is more fragile and often less rob...